Kristy Kendall, Principal, Toorak College
Kristy Kendall is a leading voice in education and an expert on educating girls. A regular speaker at education conferences, she was invited to present at the Global Forum on Girls’ Education in Washington, DC, earlier this year. Her presentation explored the social, emotional, cognitive and moral developmental periods of girls and how disruption in the form of school transition can have detrimental effects on a student’s mental health and academic performance.
Under Kendall’s leadership, Toorak College’s academic results have increased, and it is now ranked number 22 among primary schools and number 50 among secondary schools in Victoria. Kendall has also expanded extra-curricular opportunities in line with her philosophy of exposing students to a range of challenges and opportunities to inspire them to find their passion, aim high and dream big.